Proceeding a little bit to the North and East from Kerhonkson, NY (where we built the McCarthy Pergola) you end up in the little village of Adams, MA. We built some trusses for a private residence for what (in my humble opinion) is the 9th coolest timber frame by Vermont Timber Works: the Daignault Residence. Check out the rest of The Top 10 Coolest Timber Frames (According To Me) here!
We worked with Westall Architects and James Turgeon General Contracting out of Williamstown, MA for this project. To get such a sharp radius out of solid timbers we had to build the arches out of glulaminated beams, while keeping the top chords, king posts, and webs out of solid timbers.
The glulams arrive at our yard, and are taken off the tractor trailer by our very competent crew. I’m not sure who’s on the Hyster, but it very well could be me…
After all of the members are layed out and hand-cut by our crew, we put a coat (or two) of finish on the timbers. Our stain-world guys are the best!
Once all the pieces are cut and stained, we put the trusses together for delivery. Nice haircut Kellin.
The trusses are shipped on an oversize truck to the jobsite.
One day I’ll tell you the story of what happened on this jobsite with Tom, a ladder, and the drill…ah memories.
This is one of my favorite shots–they look so small from a distance!
When all was said and done, the trusses look great in place.
I love that mantle, too.
Stay tuned for #8…
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